Now they have four.
Less than a week after signing Blake Bortles, they signed Kurt Benkert – one of two arms they had for this weekend’s rookie minicamp.
Benkert tweeted a photo of himself signing his contract and a source confirmed the deal.
The best advice I can give to anyone is to believe in yourself. @packers ✍🏻
I am so grateful. pic.twitter.com/L2W7laiR44
– Kurt Benkert 👻 (@KurtBenkert) May 15, 2021
Benkert is a former undrafted free agent with the Atlanta Falcons in 2018. He spent the 2018 and 2020 seasons on the Falcons’ training squad and was in reserve injured (toe) in 2019. He was released by the Falcons in February.
The Packers didn’t draft or sign a quarterback in the first rookie free agent period, but brought in Benkert and Chad Kelly for rookie camp.
Jordan Love is expected to participate in this week’s Rookie Development Program. While Love was not eligible to participate in the rookies minicamp, he can join rookies this week due to a rule that allows sophomore quarterbacks who have played less than 25% of the shots as a rookie to participate. Love didn’t play a single moment as an inactive third-string quarterback last year.
Other veterans can come to the team’s facilities starting Monday for Phase 2 of the off-season program, but Aaron Rodgers is not expected to show up for the voluntary program. Organized team activities, which are also voluntary, begin on May 24.